Senanayake returns to competitive cricket after rectifying action

"We will carefully monitor his bowling during competitive matches and view the footage and see if further remedial work needs to be done"

“We will carefully monitor his bowling during competitive matches and view the footage and see if further remedial work needs to be done”

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Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake has returned to competitive cricket after spending numerous weeks working on rectifying his bowling action, which was deemed illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in July this year.

According to reports, Senanayake played three matches in the Sri Lanka Mercantile Cricket tournament and registered figures of 0-35, 2-22 and 3-16.

However, it is understood that Senanayake is still working closely with the local coaching staff, which is headed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) spin bowling coach Piyal Wijetunge.

“We will carefully monitor his bowling during competitive matches and view the footage and see if further remedial work needs to be done,” Jerome Jayaratne, the head of SLC coaching, said. “Once we are satisfied with Sachithra’s action we will send him for retesting to one of the three ICC testing centres at Cardiff, Brisbane or Chennai.”

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